Winter Comfort Food, Oven Stew With Biscuits

Biscuit Topped Oven Stew

As much as I look forward to barbecue season in the spring, I love oven season too. When the days get shorter and colder, oven stew with a biscuit topping is my favorite winter comfort food. I’m a vegetarian in a houseful of carnivores so I cook two versions at the same time. One with chicken breast and the other with tofu. Biscuit Topped Oven Stew

Stew Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups of cubed chicken breast or cubed firm tofu.

Cubed Tofu and Cubed Chicken

  • 1 med onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup of carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of celery chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen cut green beans
  • 1 cup of frozen corn

Chicken Stew and Tofu Stew

  • 4 cups of vegetable broth or chicken broth.


Combine all ingredients in a medium roasting pan. Bake at 400 for an hour. Once the chicken is cooked and everything is bubbling increase oven temp to 450 and prepare biscuits.

Biscuit Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp of Baking Powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup of margarine
  • 1 cup of milk

I double everything when I’m preparing vegetarian and carnivorous at the same time.


  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut in margarine until it looks kind of like oatmeal.
  • Add the milk and mix with a spoon (not a mixer or your biscuits will be tough) until thoroughly mixed.
  • Drop spoonfuls on top of the hot stew and put it all back in the oven for another 10-12 minutes

This isn’t a fast dish, but from the time it first goes in the oven until it’s time to add the biscuits you do nothing. I took my dogs for a walk tonight while the oven did it’s thing. It smelled divine when we walked back into the house, I just added the topping and 15 minutes later it was ready to eat.

Author: Vanessa D.

Thirteen years ago, I was newly separated with a leaky faucet. I bought a new cartridge and came home to turn off the water while asking myself "What's the worst that could happen?" and got started. The worst that has ever happened is I've accidentally reversed the hot & cold and had to turn the water back off to fix it. Since then I've taught myself how to do as much as I can, because waiting for Prince Charming is not an option. I'm not so great at relationships, but I can handle this single thing and so can you.